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BBC forecasts rain for nine days in a row in Kent

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Original article from Kent Live

Weather forecasters have said it could rain for nine days running in Kent, starting today (May 13).

The BBC's Weather service has rain as its main symbol for seven of the next nine in our county town of Maidstone.

Even on the two days where rain is not the main symbol, there are periods within the day where some rain is up to 20% likely.

Their current outlook for the South East region for today says: "This morning will be wet and dull, with scattered showers in places, these heavy for some.

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"A few sunny spells will develop in-between showers, although patchy cloud could linger for some."

And it's not due to improve in the near future.

The BBC's outlook for the period between Saturday and Monday says: "On Saturday, a band of cloud and patchy rain will progress eastwards during the morning, leaving behind sunny spells but also some scattered sharp showers developing through afternoon.

The BBC's current prediction for Maidstone

"Sunday will see further showers developing throughout the day, occasionally thundery and heavy.

"Monday will continue to see showers in places, potentially heavy with the odd rumble of thunder."

The good news is that experts are predicting a warmer spell around the corner.

New maps produced by Netweather show a three-day heat blast on its way later in the month.

Meanwhile the UK's official forecaster the Met Office has issues a long range forecast beyond May 26: "Typical spring weather patterns are most probable, with a mixture of sunny spells and showers, some thundery, for most parts of the UK, especially at first.

"Conditions will probably become more settled late May and going into June, with an increasing likelihood of drier conditions for many.

"Overall, the driest and most settled conditions are most probable in the south, with the north generally more unsettled as longer spells of rain and strong winds arrive from the Atlantic at times.

"Temperatures likely to be around average."

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